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Gates

These windows, filled with a woollen weave to form a lattice, are interior spaces that create passages over closed walls. They serve to rebuild lost connections. To repair and reopen paths, passages between an inner and an outer space. By creating passages, they heal bonds.

A border, once drawn, can be crossed and a fence is not always a prison. In the cell of St Catherine of Siena one returns to oneself. “Make yourself a chamber of the mind where you alone can go”, a protected place from which to observe, not just be observed. An ‘inner castle’, as Teresa of Avila calls it, within which it is possible to wander.

Gate #Finestra Armena

square nails and weaving of red wool yarn on carpet mounted on wooden frame 160×105 cm, 2021

Gate #Caraglio

wooden frame with square-headed nails and woven red wool thread, Ø 100 cm, 2021

Gate #Vercelli

weaving of red wool yarn with square-headed nails, 2021

Gate #Lucca

Red wool felt and farrier’s nails on poplar disc, Ø 160 cm, 2020

New Round Gate
New Round Gate

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, Ø 80 cm approx., 2019

Gate #01 Centina

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h201x108 cm ca., 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #05 Timpano

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h213x107 cm ca, 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #02 Serliana

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h95x106 cm ca., 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #03 Termale

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h104x207 cm ca., 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #04 Modernista

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h148x121 cm ca., 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #06 Bifora

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, h204x93 cm ca., 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019

Gate #07 Oblò

Square nails, red virgin wool thread, diameter approx. 65 cm, 2019

Seven Gates
Galleria Fumagalli, Milano, 2019